Lithograph. 223 x 310mm. 8¾ x 12¼".
The arrival of Europeans was a disaster for the native people of the islands. Most soon died from disease and mistreatment. They were replaced by white colonists and African slaves. Catholic missionaries worked to baptize the slaves and often tried to improve their treatment. Beginning in the 1600s, the British took over part of the West Indies, including the large island of Jamaica. The Church of England sent missionaries to work among the colonists and African slaves. Later, other Protestant churches also established themselves in the British West Indies.
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